Who's Who



Revd. Brian Abraham

Revd. Brian Abraham - Minister

Minister - Tuesday Service, Pastoral Visitation

Telephone: 01704 892547
Contact Brian
Brian came to faith at the age of 40. He took early retirement from his secular employment and studied for the Ordained Local Ministry, which culminated in ordination in the year 2000. Brian is involved in all aspects of parish ministry, but his focus is on pastoral care, particularly to the bereaved. Brian is married to Sue with 2 married daughters and 4 grandchildren. Brian's favourite verse from Scripture is 1 Timothy Chapter 1 Verse 12 - "I give thanks to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength for my work. I thank him for considering me worthy and appointing me to serve him" - GNB.


Joanna Marshall

Joanna Marshall

Youth & Children's Co-ordinator - Tots & Toddlers, All Stars, JC, Schools & Marriage Preparation

Telephone: 01704 897852
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Growing up in Goosnargh, Joanna came to Ormskirk to train as a teacher at Edge Hill. After teaching in Bolton & then Parbold, Joanna took up her post at St John's in 2004.She loves spending time with her family (husband Phil & their two boys) & friends and enjoys being in the outdoors.


Christine Spencer

Christine Spencer

Youth & Children's Worker - Allstars, FROG, PUSH, Puppets, Schools, Youth Band

Telephone: 01704 897852
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After some years working in schools Christine had a change of career in 2010 becoming a Youth Worker for St John's where she has worshipped for many years. With two grown up sons, now only occasionally at home, Christine has a bit more time more time to give to reading, cooking and non-strenuous walking!


Jeannie Holman

Jeannie Holman

Pastoral Co-ordinator - Prayer chain, Healing team, Visitation team, Home Communion team

Telephone: 01704 897852
Contact Jeannie

Jeannie has valued and enjoyed being part of the church family in St John's since the early 1980s.

She worked in secondary education for 20 + years and then spent 2 years working for VSO in Lao PDR in a Teacher Training College. Following that, she spent eight fulfilling years in HMP Walton, teaching English as a second or other language to foreign nationals.

Her role means that she co-ordinates the teams of volunteers drawn from the church to help meet the pastoral needs of those within the church and also the wider community of Burscough. A Bible verse that summarises this is John 13:34 "just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another."

Jeannie has two grown up children. She enjoys cooking for friends, travel, theatre and reading.



Mel Critchley - Vicars Secretary


Telephone: 01704 897852
Contact Mel


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